Intermediate, adult supervision needed.
Time to Make
40 minutes + baking time (30 minutes)
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Take a quarter of a block of brown clay, warm it in your hands until it is soft and easy to mould.
- Mould the clay into the shape of a sloth’s body. Using a pencil, mould its four arms around to create a hole for the ribbon to pass through once baked.
- Take another small piece of brown clay and mould this into a ball shape. Keeping the body piece wrapped around the pencil, next join the head to the body. Be careful not to squeeze the clay too much when doing this to keep a smooth shape.
- Take a piece of white clay and a tiny amount of brown clay and mix together in your hands until soft. When you have a beige colour then mould this into a ball shape and flatten. Stick this onto the front of the sloth’s head.
- Take a piece of brown clay and a tiny amount of black clay and mix together in your hands until soft. When you have a dark brown colour then mould this into two mall oval shapes and flatten. Stick these on top of the beige face, either side of one another.
- Take a small piece of black clay and mould two small balls for the eyes and one small oval shape for the nose. Stick these in place on the sloth’s face.
- Carefully remove the pencil from the sloth’s arms. Bake in the oven according to the manufacturer’s instructions. After baking, allow to cool. When completely cooled, thread a piece of thin green ribbon through the arms and tie a knot at the end (making it long enough so it can fit over your head).
Use a pencil to shape the sloth’s arms around so you create a hole for the ribbon to pass through once baked.